Hello and some Book Promos!

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Hey everyone!

I am so sorry that I have not posted in a few days, week, whatever it’s been lol. I have not had internet for a few days so I had to wait until we got some to put up a new post. I have some book promos to put up for some people. So, without any further ado:

1. Author: Marcus Chatman
Title: The Bayou Classic
Synopsis: The Bayou Classic is a fictional story that describes the lives of a group of inner city kids and their journey from high school,college, and beyond, The story revolves around the girls Areille, Carissma, and Jasmine, three teenagers who are struggling to to be good students while simultaneously dealing with the pressures that come along with living in the ghetto. You also have their male counterparts Derek, Bingo, Skeeter, and Stepper.

With Bingo being the fearless rebel in the crew, there’s never a dull moment. With Skeeter being the savvy street smart hustler there’s never a sure thing, it’s always a gamble. With Stepper being the suave playboy in he crew it’s always interesting to watch him juggle his many women. Lastly theres Derek, the level headed, hard worker who is struggling to find his way through life without getting into any trouble.

Like life, trouble eventually finds its way into the mix and effects the entire group. They eventually find themselves banding together to help each other get through. This story is sure to captivate the reader and draw you into the lives of each individual character. This story is not written from a spectators point of view, but the characters themselves narrate the events that take place, which will effectively connect each reader to the the characters in the story. There is also another very interesting twist to this story. This entire story is written in poetry form, meaning the entire story rhymes. So the entire novel is basically a poem. Each page has its own individual character, each page is its very own entity. If you love drama, romance, comedy, action, and suspense, then you’ve definitely pick the perfect story.
Link: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00CWBP4VA/ref=cm_sw_r_tw_dp_3K2ctb0NMD3KC

2. Author: Aaron Cross
Title: Robocopter Ski Patrol
Synopsis: “The year is…some year. Let’s say the present. Yellow cake uranium sits, waiting to be sold, in a foreign country. The leader hides himself away, fearing assassination – as he should, because that’s how the country works. It’s kind of a stupid country. And well he should worry, for skulking his way around Europe is an ambitious Baron just looking for the right opportunity to seize the throne and all the powers and chances that come with it. If only his pets would stop exploding… Across the ocean, Adam Bitchenstein attempts to win over Miss Girl from Ipanema for the nth time. However, a phone call from out of the blue will change everything in their lives forever. It’s always a phone call, right? Join Adam, Miss Girl from Ipanema, and a cast of idiots and perverts as they seek to stop the balance of world power from changing before it’s too late. 

 
From porn-star spies to knockoff dinosaurs, from unhealthy amounts of binge-drinking to political machinations, Robocopter Ski Patrol will take you across countries, continents, and the boundaries of love. Also, there’s a Robocopter. There’s also time paradoxes, miniaturized bears, nuclear weapons, blogging, and other cool things in there. Basically, if the Internet threw up, this would be a fairly accurate representation of what that would look like. Well, maybe minus the cats.”
Link: http://www.amazon.com/Robocopter-Ski-Patrol-Aaron-Cross/dp/148260454X/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1390198315&sr=8-1&keywords=robocopter+ski+patrol
 
3. Author: Joan Diehl
Title: Once Upon a War
Subtitle: The Diary of a Waiting Wife
Synopsis: Throughout the Vietnam War, in the Kansas town of Salina, existed a thriving community called Schilling Manor. Thousands of families, including mine, waited there for loved ones to return home. 

While my husband, Glen, an Air Force captain, was in Vietnam, I was solely responsible for our five young children. We had been living in a civilian community while he earned a degree in aerospace engineering at Texas A&M University. I chose to live in Schilling Manor rather than remain in a civilian neighborhood where fathers come home at night. Not only could I count on military support during Glen’s long absence, we would be near relatives in Topeka.

My story recalls the daily struggles of “single” moms, as well as political turmoil, assassinations, Vietcong attacks, and media gloom and doom. Anecdotes, many involving our 3-year-old son Warren, aka “Feller,” either lightened or added to life’s difficulties during an era when denigration of the military prevailed.

Almost every day brought a new challenge. Illness, frustration and exhaustion became the norm. Days, especially weekends, would not pass quickly enough, as the waiting seemed endless. However, community involvement and friendship with other waiting wives helped me throughout the sixteen months that I called Schilling Manor home. There has never been another community like it.
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If you have any books that need to be promo’d, please e-mail me at JamieLKaplan@hotmail.com with a link to your book, your name and a brief synopsis of your book and I will post it here on the blog! Talk to you all later!

Jamie L. Kaplan
Author, Online Innocence, Death on the Aisle
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Happy Valentine’s Day, everyone!

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Hey everyone!

Just wanted to do a post to say Happy Valentine’s Day to you all! I hope you all have a significant other to share it with, but if you don’t, make sure to love the people around you (e.g. Your parents, friends, relatives, etc). And don’t forget to love yourself. Some people forget to love their own selves and they get caught up in the whole “I don’t have anyone for Valentine’s Day” hype. I used to be like that. Thought I would never find that right person and I disliked (not hated) Valentine’s Day for that reason. That is, until I found my current boyfriend. We have been together now for 6 months, today (first met Sept. 14th of last year)! I can’t believe how time flies! But do remember to love yourself and others this V-Day if you don’t have a significant other. And even if you don’t have any money (or little money) like I do, it doesn’t hurt to just take some paper and make a card, maybe decorate it with some color and other odds & ends. Make it special, make it worthwhile!

Love You All! ❤

Until next time.

Jamie

Literary Agent/Publisher Hunt

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Going to start calling some literary agents and publishers this week/weekend to see if I can get one or both of my books published and get them into stores. I found some local ones around where I live, but I’ve also written down some that are in NY, CA, and other states, just to get them a shot. Wish me luck! Some of them might not be accepting new clients right now but I’m hoping I’ll get someone. 🙂 I’ll keep you guys updated on the progress.

Jamie L. Kaplan
Author, Online Innocence, Death on the Aisle
Facebook: http://www.facebook/JamieLKaplanAuthor
Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/JamieLynnKaplan
Blog: https://jamielkaplanauthor.wordpress.com

Check out my two novels: “Online Innocence” and “Death on the Aisle”

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Check out my two novels, “Online Innocence” and “Death on the Aisle”. Below are the descriptions of both books:

“Online Innocence” :

In the world of the Internet, you never know who you just might meet. Kaleigh Evans is a 16-year-old high school student who goes online and meets a friend she thinks is the same age as her, only to meet up with him at a local cafe and finds out that he is actually 30 years old. She tries to escape but he takes her hostage in his basement. Her parents become worried and call the police to start a search for her. The news of her disappearance even makes the news when the cops finally get a lead on where she is. They find out, after a lot of resarch, that the guy she met, has done this to girls her age, for several years and tries to track him down and rescue Kaleigh.

http://www.amazon.com/Online-Innocence-Jamie-Kaplan-ebook/dp/B00HJ6GV1U (Kindle)
https://www.createspace.com/4593192 (Paperback)

Kindle version sells for $2.99, Paperback is $4.00

“Death on the Aisle” :

When a gunshot goes off, and a fiancee is shot, who is to blame? Chelsea Matthews searches everywhere to find out who shot and killed her fiancee, Jake Anderson. Her best friend, Ashley, who works in the town’s police department, helps her track down his killer, only to be surprised that it’s someone from Chelsea’s past.

http://www.amazon.com/Death-Aisle-Jamie-Kaplan-ebook/dp/B00HX6WS4A (Kindle)
https://www.createspace.com/4625726 (Paperback)

Kindle version sells for $3.99, Paperback is $10.00

Enjoy!

Jamie L. Kaplan
Author, Online Innocence, Death on the Aisle
Facebook: http://www.facebook/JamieLKaplanAuthor

Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/JamieLynnKaplan

Book Promotion: Dustin Stevens, “Catastrophic”

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I received an e-mail from a nice guy named Dustin Stevens. He asked if I could either review his book or put his book on my blog for promotion. As I do not have time to read and review books (limited Internet time), I would gladly put his book on here for everyone else to enjoy and review. Below is his information and I would gladly like to host an interview with Dustin in the future.

Name: Dustin Stevens
Book Title: Catastrophic
Genre(s): Fiction — Medical/Legal

Book Blurb:

College phenom running back Tyler Bentley is the ultimate success story. The son of a single mother from a wayward stretch of highway in Western Wyoming, he heads to Midwestern football powerhouse Ohio Tech and becomes a star, MVP of the Centennial Bowl, runner-up to the Heisman Trophy.He is also the ultimate fall from grace story when a freak play occurs, leaving his knee shattered.Seeing an opportunity, the SynTronic medical corporation convinces Tyler to use their newly-designed KnightRunner knee replacement, promising him that he’ll be back on the field long before the upcoming season. Everything they promise comes true up until the product malfunctions, costing Tyler his career and his leg.

Now, leaning on the help of his one-time teacher Shane Laszlo, Tyler must take his battle from the gridiron to the courtroom. Laszlo, an Ohio Tech alum himself just a year removed from law school, has his own score to settle with SynTronic, an incident occuring years before with repercussions far greater than the loss of a limb.

Together, they will go into the biggest case Ohio has ever seen…

 
Enjoy!
 
Jamie